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6 Month Miso

Back in December 2019 we decided to try our hands at making soybean miso. We ordered some koji from Cold Mountain, which is a North…

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Posted in Low Waste

Reducing Waste in a High Rise

We are currently living in a small unit in a high rise building. We are very fortunate that both our municipality and building provide recycling…

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Posted in Gardening

Balcony Garden Update – Late June 2020

It’s been a long while since we posted. It seems almost inappropriate to be taking up space on the internet during and ongoing pandemic and…

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Posted in Low Waste Recipes and Food

Kombucha! (Growing SCOBY and First Ferment)

So we finally did it, we finally went full crunchy and started making kombucha. There were several failed attempts at ginger beer and we’ll probably…

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Posted in Gardening Low Waste Recipes and Food

Growing Wheatgrass

Our first attempt at growing food in the apartment was wheatgrass, which we started on New Years Day. Wheatgrass was our first choice because: We…

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How to: Vegan Yogurt (Oat & Hemp)

There are lots of vegan “substitutes” out there, which makes being vegan without feeling like you are giving things up seem easier than ever. Unfortunately,…

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Posted in In The News Practical Considerations

The Province of Ontario releases a guide to building or buying a tiny home

This month, the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing released a PDF guide to building or buying a tiny house in Ontario. As we mentioned…

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Veganized: Soft Pretzel Twists

It is nasty outside today: I can’t quite tell if it is ice pellets or freezing rain hitting the window, but any outdoor activities or…

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Getting the Indoor Garden Started

A little while back we decided that if we’re going to honestly give this farming thing a go we should probably figure out if we…

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Tiny houses in Ontario? What does the Building Code say?

There are a few regulatory layers to building a new dwelling in Ontario, the first of which is the Ontario Building Code. The Ontario building…

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